nCorium, KIOXIA America and EchoStreams announce new storage acceleration platform

nCorium, in collaboration with KIOXIA America (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, and EchoStreams Innovative Solutions, announced a new storage acceleration platform.

Based on nCorium’s second-generation, near-memory acceleration engines, KIOXIA’s PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs and EchoStreams’ FlacheStreams Storage Server, this fully integrated solution is designed to perform storage functions in-line and stripe data to local or remote flash storage.

Applications such as high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence, deep learning, data analytics, computer-aided engineering, climate modeling, and entertainment rely on parallel file systems to achieve the high-throughput storage they require.

As disk drives in parallel file systems are rapidly replaced by high-bandwidth SSDs, the processing capabilities of traditional architectures simply fail to keep up.

nCorium’s storage acceleration platform delivers breakthrough capabilities by offloading compute-intensive functions to the near memory acceleration engines called nCorium Compute in Memory Modules (nCIMMs).

“Parallel file systems like Lustre and BeeGFS can benefit immensely from the acceleration capabilities of nCIMM modules and libraries,“ said Arvindh Lalam, CEO and founder of nCorium. “We are excited to demonstrate these capabilities in collaboration with KIOXIA and EchoStreams.”

nCorium has previously demonstrated up to 5x gains in customer benchmarks using PCIe Gen3 SSDs. By leveraging the higher speeds of KIOXIA CM6 PCIe Gen4 SSDs, nCorium was able to achieve 8x-10x performance gains in parallel file system workloads.

“Compute operations in HPC applications rely on high bandwidth to effectively extract valuable, near real-time insights,” said Alvaro Toledo, VP SSD marketing and product planning.

“We are pleased to collaborate with nCorium and EchoStreams to address this need. Our CM6 Series enterprise NVMe SSDs deliver the performance necessary for real-time processing in parallel file systems.”

“KIOXIA is actively working with industry-leading companies such as nCorium and EchoStreams to maximize the value of the latest SSD technologies,” noted Kazusa Tomonaga, sr. manager of SSD Ecosystem Development at KIOXIA America. “We are very focused on leading the charge to enable emerging new applications.”

According to Andy Lee, director of product marketing at EchoStreams, near-memory acceleration is key to meeting the growing demand for high-performance storage. “With nCorium’s innovative nCIMM and leading-edge KIOXIA CM6 PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSDs, storage bottlenecks are a thing of the past,” Lee continued.

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